With a multitude of sports fans in our office, it is safe to say that sports are a way to bring people together. Each game, championship, and tournament brings with it a new group of supporters and a chance to prove your worth through healthy competition.
With the recent conclusion of the NBA Championships, the focus of the sports world is turning to COPA America 2016. As we await the outcome of the United States Argentina game, and the first time since 1995 that the United States has made it to the semifinals, we realize there are many similarities between COPA America 2016 and the business world.
Competition is a constant part of the business, and employees are constantly competing for promotions and positions. Members of our office have even witnessed people being denied a promotion, simply because it would create more competition for their supervisor. While some people thrive in this intense competitive atmosphere, others tend to struggle and may feel that asking for advice and assistance with their job could push someone else ahead of them, just like how missing a goal in a Copa America 2016 game could remove you from the starting lineup.
While this competitive environment does exist at Four Pillars Executives, it is not with each other, but instead with ourselves. The constant goal to be better than we were the day before, and to grow each day ensures that we maintain a constant team environment. We constantly look to promote new account executives to corporate trainers, and assistant managers to directors, because instead of creating competition, it helps to grow our organization. Each player in COPA America 2016 supports their teammates above themselves because they know it will help to promote their country. In the same way each member of our office helps to train and promote every other office member, in order to support the company as a whole.
Every team in COPA America 2016 is looking to be recognized in the soccer world and it competing to win the championship. At Four Pillars Executives, we have already been recognized as the 2016 Best of Columbus Marketing Agency, and are continuing to grow and compete as a team and as a company. As the games continue so will our efforts to compete with ourselves and to support everyone we can.